12 Florida Attractions (That Aren’t Disney)

By Scoutology Staff

1. Salvador Dali Museum; Saint Petersburg

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1 Dali Blvd, Saint Petersburg, Florida
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Salvador Dali Museum is dedicated to the surrealistic works of Salvador Dali. You can view original pieces by the artist, wander in the interactive gardens or dine in the Spanish-inspired Gala Cafe.

2. Gatorland; Orlando

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14501 S Orange Blossom Trl, Orlando, Florida
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Gatorland isn’t just alligators. You can also find wild cats, crocodiles, a petting zoo and aviary.

3. The Florida Aquarium; Tampa

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701 Channelside Dr, Tampa, Florida
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The Florida Aquarium has an outdoor water zone, wild dolphin cruise, diving in a replica coral reef and shark dives!

4. Coral Castle; Homestead

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28655 S Dixie Hwy, Homestead, Florida
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Coral Castle is a mysterious sculpture garden that no one ever witnessed the construction of. It is even said that the artist had supernatural powers. Supernatural or not, you can still marvel at Ed Leedskalnin’s stone craftsmanship.

5. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden; Coral Gables

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10901 Old Cutler Rd, Coral Gables, Florida 33156
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The flora and fauna found at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is absolutely stunning. They also have a butterfly conservatory.

6. Jungle Island; Miami

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1111 Parrot Jungle Trl, Miami, Florida
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Jungle Island is a zoo and aquarium with a treetop ballroom, private beach and interactive animal exhibits.

7. St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park; Saint Augustine

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999 Anastasia Blvd, Saint Augustine, Florida
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St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park is a beautiful park where you can find every crocodilian species. You can also enjoy wildlife shows and a crocodile zip line!

8. Vizcaya Museum And Gardens; Miami

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3251 S Miami Ave, Miami, Florida
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Vizcaya Museum And Gardens is a breathtaking estate with a view of Biscayne Bay. It was built in the early 20th century as James Deering’s winter home.

9. Naples Zoo At Caribbean Gardens; Naples

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1590 Goodlette Rd N, Naples, Florida
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Naples Zoo At Caribbean Gardens is an interactive zoo and tropical garden where you can feed giraffes, take a primate exhibition cruise or watch zookeepers hand feed alligators.

10. Dinosaur World; Plant City

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5145 Harvey Tew Rd, Plant City, Florida
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Dinosaur World is a prehistoric theme park with fossil digs, playgrounds and more than 200 life size dinosaur models!

11. Castillo De San Marcos; Saint Augustine

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1 S Castillo Dr, Saint Augustine, Florida
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Castillo De San Marcos is North America’s oldest masonry fort. The fort frequently holds historical reenactments and weapons demonstrations.

12. The Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory; Key West

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1316 Duval Street Key West, FL 33040
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The Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory is a gorgeous butterfly conservatory with lovely flowers, birds and waterfalls.

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